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Palazzo Mocenigo

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Address: Santa Croce 1992, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +39 041 721798
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th...

A patrician residence at San Stae, Palazzo Mocenigo houses valuable 18th century artworks and is also home to the Study Centre for the History of Textiles and Costumes. A fine selection of rare textiles and costumes of particular importance are displayed. The collection is laid out with a significant importance given to garments and accessories. Mainly of Venetian origin, the works are often embellished with lace and embroidery, skills of several artisans who made such a contribution to that refined luxury and elegance for which the Venetians of those days were famous for.

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A delightful experience suspended in time

This palazzo is a pleasure to visit. It offers a sense of life for the Venetian noble family in such a palazzo, and retains a remarkable quantity of the original Mocenigo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This palazzo is a pleasure to visit. It offers a sense of life for the Venetian noble family in such a palazzo, and retains a remarkable quantity of the original Mocenigo furniture and artwork (including a Bellini), but it has been beautifully refurbished recently with exquisite silk wall coverings that are modern yet complement the mood of 17th and 18th... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very curious example of how the Dodge's families used to live, with a vast amount of details, furnitures and objects.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was pretty much the first place we visited after dropping bags at the hotel. It was fairly easy to find which says a lot for Venice. I found the contents interesting but not quite as expected. The video prior to the perfume and costume section is a must, very informative. The costumes...seemed to be reduced. There were a few... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not find the costumes that I went all the way to Venice to see :( . The first staff member was entirely unhelpful and seemed to not want to be of help. The second pointed to the room that I'd just come out of , that only held six pretty uninspiring outfits. There was a room full of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Normally don't look at Palazzi. It this was special to me so it warranted a look. Very lively set up in each room with explanations in four languages if the artefacts and furniture etc. Loved the huge room which had the portraits of the Mocenigo dynasty bordering the wall. The paintings depicting Venice and its conflicts were spectacular . It... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked this a lot because the space tried to convey a sense of its use as a house as well as being a museum which showcases clothing of the past. The addition of the perfumery was also interesting. The space is not vast so it was not an exhausting tour. There was a fair amount of information provided for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After working through the crowds of St. Mark's and Rialto Bridge, we walked in and purchased tickets and enter right away to enjoy the peace of the Palazzo Mocenigo. Also having learned about the noblemen role in the government while at the Doge Palace, it was quite a treat to visit a vital nobleman's Palazzo. - Nice to connect the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Mocenigo family are one of Venice’s oldest families and seven of them have been doges. The rooms are set up to show what the house of a Venetian nobleman was like in the 17th and 18th centuries. The palace was fully restored in 2013 so it’s in beautiful condition. It’s not overpowering like the Fondazione Querini Stampalia was, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Palazzo Mocenigo combines the charm of the old aristocratic mansion with interesting itineraries devoted to Venetian costume and perfum making. I learnt a lot of interesting things, about the trade of spices, herbs and animal glandes!!! It was also great to linger on those old rooms without being pushed around by a crowd of toursits. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The rooms, and in particular the chandeliers and art are really beautiful. Left to the city by the last of the Mocenigo family, for some reason they turned it into a museum of perfumery. Interesting though.

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